-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   ext4 vs ntfs partition space used (

jithin1987 11-04-2009 06:57 PM

ext4 vs ntfs partition space used
I have a I TB wester Digital external hardisk. It was initially ntfs but yesterday I formatted it to ext4. One thing I noticed that now free space is around 916 GB while in ntfs its around 931 GB.

So does ext4 really takes more partition space than ntfs.

w1k0 11-04-2009 07:37 PM

Ext4 uses some disk space for the journal (see: journaling file system).

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.